Capitol launches fish-processing project

LINGAYEN – A fish-processing project was launched by the provincial government for the Camaley Fisherfolk Association.

Gov. Amado Espino III led the launching on June 28 at Lingayen Provincial Freshwater Fish Hatchery to support the “Ilog Ko, Bilayen Tan Aroen Ko Livelihood Project” and the marginalized fisherfolk.

A member of the Camaley Fisherfolk Association displays their bangus products during the launching of the fish processing project.

The provincial chief executive also urged other interested fisherfolk association to send their requests for the construction of the same facilities and processing centers in their respective areas.

Espino said the 14 government hospitals will be the primary consumers of the processed goods produced by the fisherfolk associations.

“We have 14 hospitals and we serve meals of more than 2,000 patients daily,” said Espino

He added that the new undertaking will help scout “Pangasinan’s best products” that can be promoted domestically and exported overseas.

Among the initial products offered by the Camaley Fisherfolk Association are bangus tinapa, boneless bangus and relyenong bangus and bangus shanghai.

The blessing of the fish-processing facility was officiated by Rev. Fr. Hernan C. Caronongan.

Aside from tilapia hatchery and plant nursery, the Lingayen Provincial Freshwater Fish Hatchery also houses soil testing laboratory while the General Services and Waste Management Unit displays local crafts out of recycled materials.

Also present during the program were: Vice Governor Calimlim and department heads of the provincial government led by Provincial Administrator Nimrod S. Camba. (PIO/SMDG)

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